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Juan Valdes-Stauber, Susanne Bachthaler
Background: Psycho-oncologic consultation and liaison services (CLS) are mainly psychosomatic oriented teams in acute care hospitals. Their interventions are electively, setting-related or universal like in accredited centers. Objectives: We investigated whether clinical and care-related differences between cancer patients with and without psychiatric comorbidity exist as well as between patients treated in oncologic centers and aside thereof. We also investigated possible differences according to psychiatric as well as to oncologic diagnoses...
October 6, 2016: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
Zsuzsanna Kahán, István Szántó, Mária Molnár, Magda Rohánszky, Zsuzsa Koncz, Mónika Mailáth, Zsuzsanna Kapitány, Rita Dudás
The development of a recommendation was intended for the follow-up of breast cancer patients treated with curative intent in Hungary. Follow-up includes the permanent contact with and health education of the patient, the surveillance and control of the adverse effects of oncological therapies or radiotherapy, the screening of metachron cancers, and the comprehensive (physical, psychological and social) rehabilitation of the patient. The early detection of local/regional tumor relapse is essential with careful follow-up, but there is no need for screening of distant metastases by means of imaging studies or tumor marker tests...
September 2016: Magyar Onkologia
Michel Reich, Edwina Girard, Emilie Le Rhun
OBJECTIVE: Leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) is a neurooncological complication of advanced cancer that has a poor prognosis. The incidence of LM is increasing due to advances in neuroimaging. At the same time, the development of new systemic treatments with poor central nervous system penetration has improved outcomes and survival. However, diagnosis of LM remains quite difficult due to clinical polymorphism, inconsistent imaging abnormalities, and the inconsistent presence of neoplastic cells in cerebrospinal fluid...
June 27, 2016: Palliative & Supportive Care
Eva C Winkler, Pia Heußner
Decisions to limit treatment are important in order to avoid overtreatment at the end of life. They proceed more than half of expected deaths in Europe and the US, but are not always communicated with the patient in advance. One reason for non-involvement is that conversations that prepare patients for end-of-life decisions and work out their preferences do not take place on a regular basis. At the same time there is growing evidence that such communication improves patients' quality of life, reduces anxiety and depression and allows patients to develop a realistic understanding of their situation - which in turn is a prerequisite for shared decision making about limiting treatment...
March 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Freya Trautmann, Leopold Hentschel, Beate Hornemann, Anke Rentsch, Michael Baumann, Gerhard Ehninger, Jochen Schmitt, Markus Schuler
PURPOSE: Cancer patients suffer from a variety of physical and mental complaints. Since physician assessment of symptoms seems insufficient to reveal the complete range of patients' ailments, patient-reported outcomes (PRO) have become of key importance in modern cancer treatment. The implementation and first results of a systematic electronic real-time assessment of PRO in routine care is described. METHODS: Consecutive patients presenting for the first time to a German comprehensive cancer center were asked to fill in an adaptive self-administered electronic questionnaire consisting of standardized PRO measures...
July 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Saskia M Sachsenmaier, Ingmar Ipach, Torsten Kluba
Extremity soft tissue and bone sarcomas represent a rare group of bone and connective tissue cancers. In literature, there is little information about psycho-emotional status and impact on quality of life after the diagnosis and treatment of this kind of tumors. The aim of this survey was to define the profile of the patients at risk and their need for psychooncological care. Our self-created questionnaire consists of 71 items related to the individual emotional, mental and physical situation after the diagnosis of soft tissue and bone sarcoma...
June 3, 2015: Orthopedic Reviews
V Zebralla, N Pohle, S Singer, T Neumuth, A Dietz, M Stier-Jarmer, A Boehm
INTRODUCTION: The follow-up for head and neck cancer (HNC) focussed on therapy control. Accessory long term functionality is important. Impairment of function is observed, but a comparable documentation is not established. Additional we frequently see psychooncological comorbidities, what complicates the assessment. This was the reason why Tschiesner et al. developed on the base of the "ICF Core set for head and neck cancer" a guideline for the Assessment of Function in HNC. In consequence of good results in other tumour entities we developed an electronic version (OncoFunction)...
February 2016: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
N Schaeffeler, K Pfeiffer, J Ringwald, S Brucker, M Wallwiener, S Zipfel, M Teufel
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients suffer from severe distress. About one third show mental comorbidities. Nevertheless, there is no common agreement on how to measure distress or identify patients in need for psychooncological services using screening questionnaires. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A sample of N = 206 patients with confirmed breast cancer, being inpatient for surgical treatment, filled in distress assessment instruments: Distress Thermometer, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Patient Health Questionnaire 2, Hornheider Screening Instrument and parts of the EORTC-QLQ-C30...
December 2015: Psycho-oncology
Kristin Litzelman, K Robin Yabroff
BACKGROUND: Spouses of cancer survivors experience both positive and negative effects from caregiving. However, it is less clear what role spousal well-being may have on cancer survivors. This study aimed to determine the impact of spousal psychosocial factors on survivor depressed mood and whether this association differed by gender. METHODS: We examined longitudinal data on cancer survivors and their spouses (n = 910 dyads) from the 2004-2012 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey and a matched sample of cancer-free dyads...
June 2015: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Péter Kovács, Gitta Pánczél, Tímea Balatoni, Gabriella Liszkay, Xenia Gonda, Gyorgy Bagdy, Gabriella Juhasz
OBJECTIVE: The most frequent serious psychological side effect of immune therapies is depression. In the present study, we tested whether social support, as a positive environmental effect, is able to moderate depression or anxiety symptoms in melanoma patients during adjuvant low-dose interferon treatment. METHODS: Hundred and twenty-seven melanoma patients with negative psychiatric history were included in our longitudinal study and followed up for one year. Depression and anxiety symptoms were measured six times during treatment: at baseline, at 1st, 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th month of the therapy...
June 2015: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Manfred E Beutel, Sabine Fischbeck, Harald Binder, Maria Blettner, Elmar Brähler, Katharina Emrich, Peter Friedrich-Mai, Barbara H Imruck, Veronika Weyer, Sylke R Zeissig
AIM: The purpose of the study was to determine anxiety and depression, quality of life, and their determinants in long-term survivors of malignant melanoma. METHODS: In a state cancer registry a cohort of survivors of malignant melanoma was contacted via the physician registered. Of 1302 contactable patients, 689 (52.2%) completed a questionnaire including the Patient Health Questionnaire with generalized anxiety (GAD-7) and depression (PHQ-9) and the EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ 30)...
2015: PloS One
Brent K Hollenbeck
OBJECTIVE: We sought to analyze the prevalence and incremental burden of depression among elderly with prostate cancer. METHODS: We adopted a retrospective cohort design using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare linked database between 1995 and 2003. Patients with prostate cancer diagnosed between 1995 and 1998 were identified and followed retrospectively for 1 year pre-diagnosis and up to 8 years post diagnosis. In this cohort of patients with prostate cancer, depression during treatment phase (1 year after diagnosis of prostate cancer) or in the follow-up phase was identified using the International Classification of Diseases-Ninth Revision depression-related codes...
October 2014: Urologic Oncology
M Kusch, H Labouvie, B Hein-Nau, U Schwarzkamp, J Wolf, M Hallek
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November 2014: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Katja Kurz, Angelika Reißig, Bernhard Strauß, Jenny Rosendahl
In a prospective uncontrolled observational study we investigated the influence of gender, resilience, and marital satisfaction on mental distress of patients suffering from lung cancer and their partners. Female patients and partners report-ed impaired physical and mental health as well as lower resilience and marital satisfaction than males. Mental distress was negatively associated with resilience and marital satisfaction, both, in patients and their partners. We found a partial mediation effect of resilience and marital satisfaction on the relationship between gender and mental distress...
November 2014: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
Willi Oberaigner, Barbara Sperner-Unterweger, Michael Fiegl, Sabine Geiger-Gritsch, Christian Haring
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether suicide risk in Tyrol/Austria was increased for cancer patients as compared to the general population and whether subgroups at excess risk could be defined. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Cohort design based on all malignant cancer cases diagnosed in Tyrol between 1991 and 2010 and excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer. Entry date was date of diagnosis of the index cancer; exit date was either date of suicide or date of death for reasons other than suicide or end of follow-up (Dec 31, 2011)...
September 2014: General Hospital Psychiatry
Kimlin Ashing, Mayra Serrano, Jeffery Weitzel, Lily Lai, Benjamin Paz, Roberto Vargas
BACKGROUND: Treatment summary and survivorship care plan studies are at the forefront of research priorities with precedence for ethnic minority inclusion. This preliminary study joined the advocacy, scientific, and medical communities to inform the development and evaluation of the Treatment Summary and Survivorship Care Plan (TSSCP-S) template targeted for Latino breast cancer patients (LCA). METHODS: The development of the TSSCP-S began as modifications to the American Society of Cancer Oncology (ASCO) (TSSCP-ASCO) template via a transcreation process informed by 12 LCA survivors/advocates, and evaluated by 10 survivor/advocates and health professionals...
December 2014: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Niklaus Stulz, Alfred Künzler, Jürgen Barth, Urs Hepp
OBJECTIVE: To examine aptitude-treatment interaction (ATI) effects in cancer patients receiving psychooncological interventions (POIs). METHOD: N=36 cancer patients were treated with POI. Hierarchical linear regression was used to test two interaction effects between patient baseline characteristics (aptitudes) and process analyses of therapy sessions (treatment) on change in mental health during POI. RESULTS: Patients with high emotional distress did best when their therapy reduced arousal, and patients with lower emotional distress benefited most if therapists emphasized arousal induction...
January 2014: General Hospital Psychiatry
Julia Dürner, Hans Reinecker, Herbert Csef
OBJECTIVE: The situation of patients with multiple myeloma, whose treatment often implies high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation that can be associated with severe symptoms and psychological distress, has gained attention in recent psychooncological research. This study followed an idiographic approach in order to identify the areas of life most relevant for the interviewed myeloma patients' quality of life (QoL) as well as their current satisfaction with these. METHODS: 64 patients took part in semi-structured interviews according to the SEIQoL-DW Manual (Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life - Direct Weighting)...
2013: SpringerPlus
Franziska Kühne, Thomas Krattenmacher, Corinna Bergelt, Anna-Lena Bierbaum, Johanna Christine Ernst, Hans-Henning Flechtner, Monika Keller, Kai V Klitzing, Georg Romer, Birgit Möller
The purpose of this study was the analysis of psychological distress and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of parents with minor children during curative resp. palliative treatment.Cross-sectional design with a sample of N=89 parent dyads. Dyadic analysis of demographic, illness and family variables via mixed linear models.Patients and healthy partners indicated psychological distress on different subscales. Intradyadic correlations were small-moderate. Most important predictors of psychological distress and HRQoL were treatment stadium, gender, family functioning, and employment status...
December 2013: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
Karin Oechsle, Kathrin Goerth, Carsten Bokemeyer, Anja Mehnert
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Given the important role caregivers play in palliative care planning and decision making, anxiety and depression in caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients and their impact on the caregivers' evaluation of the patients' physical and psychological symptom burden were analyzed. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: Thirty-three patients and their caregivers were recruited through the University Medical Center palliative care inpatient ward <24 h after admission...
September 2013: Journal of Palliative Medicine
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